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Society sponsors healthy food and beverages forum

The Wisconsin Medical Society is co-sponsoring a forum on healthy food and beverage initiatives in hospitals and clinics June 5 in Madison. The day-long forum, titled What Health Looks Like: Healthy Food and Beverages in Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics is an opportunity for physicians and other health care professionals to come together to share success stories and lessons learned, identify best practices and address gaps for creating healthy food and beverage environments.

Karen Timberlake, JD, director of the University of Wisconsin Institute of Population Health, will open the forum with “Moving Upstream: Hospitals Connecting the Dots for Obesity Prevention.” A panel discussion, “Leading the Way: Best Practices for Healthy Hospital Innovation,” will feature success stories from large health systems and small, rural hospitals; and several breakout sessions will highlight successful initiatives from around the state. On behalf of the Society, James Milford, MD, will moderate one of the morning’s sessions, “Cultivating Change Champions: Physicians as Advocates,” from 10:55 to 11:45 a.m.

The event is being held at the Sheraton from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are encouraged to come as teams of at least two, but it is not required. Click here to register.

The forum is the kick-off for an organized statewide learning community for hospitals and clinics to share and learn about healthy food and beverage strategies. Other sponsors are The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, American Family Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Click here for more information. For questions, e-mail Emily Reynolds or call her at 608.262.7285.

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